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Ruth Minter

Female 1874 - 1955  (80 years)


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  • Name Ruth Minter 
    Born 10 Feb 1874  Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 5 Apr 1874  Ash next Sandwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    _UID E96D7BB9CD904E69BC8764597671A3F820AA 
    Died 22 Jan 1955  [2
    Buried Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • The following comes from the Ash Family Reconstitution Forms supplied by Cally Scheider in December 2012. The source quoted there is "Cartwright and Kelsey", the Ash village school now a Church Aided Primary School. This information hasn't been verified by me.
      "11.Feb.1881/admitted: 9.Jly.1883/to Standard 4 though she failed in 2 subjects in Standard 3: 5.Jun/late: 29.Oct.1884/sent to help in the Infant School:19.Jly.1886/acting as a monitor"
      "18.Mar.1881/kept from school by order of the doctor"

      1891 census: in Street End, Ash, Kent, Ruth (17, housemaid) with Austen Gardner, brewer. Sister Elizabeth was the cook.

      In 1901, living in Ash with husband and son Harry Louis HOWARD.

      June 2007: Jane Weller, whose husband is a descendant of Ruth and Harry Howard, sent pictures of Ruth and Harry thought to have been taken at the time of their wedding. Jane has also added the following:
      "I suspect Ruth was quite tall and slender as [Ruth & Harry Howard's daughter] Blanche* was just like that. Ruth and her sister Elizabeth, I believe, were the goddaughters of Gertrude Gardiner whose brother owned Ash Ales. The Gardiners lived at Street End which is where Ruth worked and was semi brought up by the Gardiners as Hannah Minter died at quite a young age. She and Daniel are buried at Ash in the grave which is the first on the right through the gate." * Blanche Weller nee Howard was Jane Weller's husband's mother.
      And the following, in a later email:
      "Daniel Minter worked for Austen Gardener who owned Gardener's Ash Ales. The brewery was behind the house at Street End. In one of the photos [which are on the Minter website] you can see the oast house behind the house at Street End. In the 1871 census Daniel and wife Hannah Elgar and two of their three children, Elizabeth and Emily, are living in the house of Austen Gardener, along with his sister Gertrude Gardener. There would appear to be more than just a working relationship between the two. I do not know the history but my husband, as a child used to go with Ruth to the brewery where, apparently, they would stop the bottling and put a special lot of bottle tops on so that he ended up with one of each colour! Harry Howard, who married Ruth Minter, his father owned the Red Lion Inn at Ash and ran the horse-drawn coach buses between London and Sandwich. I suspect the Red Lion was probably quite a good client of Gardener's Ash Ales."
      July 2007: Cliff Minter adds:
      "My great grandfather was another frequent visitor to Ash brewery. His sister Ellen's husband worked there and Harry was said to have gone to sample the brew. It was one of the Gardiner family that had Harry locked up whilst he worked for them at Littlebourne. I can remember the brewery but it has long since closed."
    Person ID I1915  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2012 

    Father Daniel Minter,   b. 17 Sep 1832, Nonington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1890, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Hannah ELGAR,   b. 17 Feb 1843, Barnshill, Staple, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1881, Ash, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1864  Woodnesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Daniel Minter bachelor,age 31 bachelor labourer of Ash next Sandwich, father John Minter labourer and Hannah Elgar 23, spinster servant of Woodnesborough, father Henry Elgar labourer. Both signed. Henry Elgar (sign), Elizabeth Spratt (mark) witnesses.
    Family ID F429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harry HOWARD,   b. 28 Aug 1872, Waterloo, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1920, Eastry, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1897  Sandwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Married by banns as a spinster age 23 of High Street, Ash, father Daniel Minter, labourer; Harry a bachelor age 25, a postman of High Street, Ash son of Alfred Howard an Innkeeper and Selina nee Lewis. Both signed. Witnesses Alfred Howard, William Minter, Austin Gardner, Gertrude Gardner, all signed.
    Children 
     1. Harry Louis HOWARD
     2. Betty (Blanche) HOWARD
     3. Edward Cyril HOWARD
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1874 - Ash, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Apr 1874 - Ash next Sandwich, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Aug 1897 - Sandwich, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ash, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ruth Minter
    Ruth Minter
    born 1873, Ash, Kent

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1874 Eastry 2a/855. Date from Cliff Minter.

    2. [S5] Cliff Minter.

    3. [S29] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1864 Eastry 2a/1149.

    4. [S29] Marriage certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1897 Eastry 2a/1759.